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September 10-12
CHIKYU open house at Yokohama and Yokosuka, Japan Back to list
The first open house offering the public a chance to visit D/V CHIKYU, which has capability to drill into the Mantle, was held in Yokohama and Yokosuka from September 10 -12.

Many people came to the port before opening time and many simply stared at the massive ship, almost unable to focus her top.

The on-board tour started from the cinema room on the upper deck, passed through mess rooms, cabins, and went upstairs to the Lab area to get a look at the many state-of-the-art analysis devices and get a hands-on chance to inspect real core samples.

The tour went to the Bridge where the vessel is controlled and steered. After that, people turned the outside of the ship, looking up the Derrick (the drill tower), which rises 130 meters above the ocean surface, and saw the Drill Floor on their right. The tour finished at the Riser pipe racks and the huge Blow-Out Preventer.

One visitor said that “It is great fun to see the huge machines and unusual tools that I would never get to see in my daily life.”

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At Yokosuka New Port (September 11)
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Are you going to get it from the deep earth? I’m the captain!
This tour was reserved for pre-registered people: please don't miss the chance to come on board next time! Thank you very much for visiting D/V CHIKYU. Please keep an eye out for upcoming CHIKYU explorations!
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The Derrick (Drill tower) is
130 meters from the sea surface
D/V CHIKYU faces the Yokohama Bay Bridge (September 10)
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